Big Ted

The Teddy Bear Museum Dorchester


It's great! At long last we will be able to welcome you again to the Teddy Bear Museum from Tuesday 1st June! The museum has made a number of changes including extra ventilation the way the public enjoys safe access to the Museum and its displays.

A thorough Covid-safe risk assessment has been made and as a result we have been listed on Visit England's Good To Go Covid-Safe visits.


Welcome to Dorset's enchanting Teddy Bear Museum in Dorchester.

The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is Dorchester's unmissable family museum, with Edward Bear and his family of people-sized bears, in Teddy Bear House. Meet all the family and enjoy his wonderful collection of teddy bears that can be seen throughout the house.

From the earliest antique teddy bears to today's TV favourites, over 100 years of teddy bears are displayed within the Museum that range from early antique bears to modern favourites from all parts of the teddy bear world.

England's unique Teddy Bear Museum is a fun family museum that will charm and delight teddy bear lovers of all ages. It's an enchanting treat not to be missed!

There are bears of all kinds and all sizes to thrill everyone from the very young to the young at heart. A visit is a journey through childhood's memory lane. Teddy bears of all kinds are all waiting to greet you!

You'll want to take them all home - so be sure to visit the museum's charming period shop – a must for teddy bear collectors and lovers stocking top brands: Steiff Teddy Bear, Merrythought, Dean's, Gund & many more.


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29 April 2015

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20 May 2016

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16 April 2016